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    Iran People

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    Population: 66,128,965 (July 2001 est.)
    Age structure: 0-14 years:  32.97% (male 11,150,053; female 10,654,884)

    15-64 years:  62.38% (male 20,765,001; female 20,488,672)

    65 years and over:  4.65% (male 1,617,045; female 1,453,310) (2001 est.)
    Population growth rate: 0.72% (2001 est.)
    Birth rate: 17.1 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Death rate: 5.41 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Net migration rate: -4.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
    Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

    under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

    15-64 years:  1.01 male(s)/female

    65 years and over:  1.11 male(s)/female

    total population:  1.03 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
    Infant mortality rate: 29.04 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
    Life expectancy at birth: total population:  69.95 years

    male:  68.61 years

    female:  71.37 years (2001 est.)
    Total fertility rate: 2.02 children born/woman (2001 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.01% (1999 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
    HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
    Nationality: noun:  Iranian(s)

    adjective:  Iranian
    Ethnic groups: Persian 51%, Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%
    Religions: Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 10%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 1%
    Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%
    Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

    total population:  72.1%

    male:  78.4%

    female:  65.8% (1994 est.)


    Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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